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Old 06-22-2007, 04:42 AM   #1  
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I've been in stamping for a while but always focused on buying stamp sets and inks but made due with whatever tools I had on hand. Now I've started getting the tools and can't believe I ever lived without them. So I though a favorite tool list would be helpful in case we've missed anything.

Here are mine:
- SU Rubber scissors - they really do work better
- Bone folder - duh.....
- Glue pen - puts it exactly where you want it and nowhere else


What are the tools you that make your crafting life easier?
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A tool I'd be lost without is my paper cutter with interchangeable blades - I love having a scoring blade as well as a cutter.

Also love my heat gun and my anywhere hole punch.

And a special mention for that eraser that removes glue - that's saved my bacon a few times!
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And my Big Kick too of course, love my die cuts and embossing folders!
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I'd say the #1 tool would be a good paper trimmer, next would be the ATG (best purchase I've ever made)! Definitely should have great scissors, heat tool, and anywhere hole punch, too!
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Hmm...there are a lot that I really like.

Stampin' Scrub...the absolute best! I couldn't go without it!
Piercing Template & Tool...though I don't use it nearly as much as I should
ATG adhesive gun...love this! So much better than mono!!!
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Oh yeah, I forgot the perfect layers tool...love that thing!
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1. SU Rubber Scissors - that was a no-brainer purchase after mounting my first stamp set!
2. Cuttlebug - Oh...how I love this machine! I love to emboss. I love to die-cut. I love that is has a handle I get to turn. I love that it is green. In short, it is my little friend.
3. Graph paper - I'm not sure if one would totally consider this a tool, but it is a lifesaver for me.
4. Any punch!
5. Stampin' Scrub and Mist - makes everything sooooooo easy.

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Here are my picks:

- A good pair of detail cutting scissors.

- Crop a dile (makes me love to set eyelets!)

- Mat pack and paper piercer (I also use the piercer to place brads)

- Hammer (I always flatten my brads a little after I place them)

- SU's edge distresser

- Stampin scrub
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I'm not sure what some of the things you all are talking about but my fav things are.

1) My glass mat. I can't make a lo or card without it.
2) Scotch photo safe double sided tape
3) bone folder
4) sharp scissors
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Stamp-a-ma-jig and paper distresser!
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I love the Stamp'n Scrub and paper cutter with scoring blade

I got a Cuttlebug yesterday (yay!!) but I already can't live without it! I want the SU tool set in order to do piercing and those rubber scissors sound good as well!!

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When I look around my desk to see which ones I should mention, I realize that I have quite a few things I use a lot.
Carl Paper Trimmer
Tonic guillotine paper cutter for trimming smaller pieces
Scissors ~ Cutter Bee, Kai, Tim Holtz by Tonic
Waterbrush
Piercing tool - besides it's intended purpose I use it to lift stickers off the sheet and place where I want them
Tweezers
X-Acto knife
A small roller that is made rolling seams when putting up wall paper ~ I use it to make sure my layers are secure when using glue and to get crisper folds.
Crop a Dile
Stipple brushes
Japanese Screw Punch

There is probably more, but I'll stop now.
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My absolute favorite is My fabulous ATG gun!!! The best purchase I ever made. From there the list is very long:

My Forceps (tweezers) they are my third hand, I cannot work without them.
Cuttlebug and embossing folders
Adhesive eraser, love it.
Sharp scissors
Good ruler
Crop a dile
Glass cutting mat
CM oval and circle cutting system

Question-What is an "anywhere hole punch"?
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